Best Solid Timber Tops for Traditional Kitchens
Our wide range of solid timber tops are the perfect choice for traditional kitchens, imbuing a sense of grandeur into any kitchen or living environment. The versatility of hardwood means that these surfaces can suit almost any kitchen setting, no matter what theme you are trying to achieve.
In this information guide, you will find some examples of solid wood worktops that we think are simply stunning selections for a traditional kitchen, with tips on how to make them work in your home.
With such a large range of timber choices in our range, it can be difficult to choose a favourite. Fortunately, there are plenty of hardwoods that area ideal for creating a traditional kitchen surface.
It is without doubt that oak worktops are by far the most popular wood in our collection, which is the perfect timber for a classic kitchen. We offer this stunning European timber in a number of different styles and finishes, all of which are perfectly suited to traditional themes.
Oak beautifully complements a range of designs, from bright white classic kitchens, to a style with a little more colour, featuring grey or green kitchen cabinet frontals.
Our standard worktops feature 40mm wide staves, whilst our more opulent Deluxe and full stave varieties show of the timber with much wider and longer staves. For an unrivalled finish with consistent colour and grain patterns, consider the Prime variants of our oak worktops.
We also recommend walnut worktops in a traditional kitchen, as they exhibit excellent grain pattern and have rich colour that combines beautifully with the neutral shades of a traditional kitchen. This European species is also available in standard or Deluxe options.
Other popular choices for classic or farmhouse kitchens are maple, cherry and ash worktops. Each of these timbers are ideal for kitchens that are lacking in natural light, as they have bright colouration and are naturally reflective.
All of our worktops are provided in a smooth sanded finish as standard, but without any treatment applied so that you may apply the finish of your choice.
For all wooden worktops, we recommend using Rustins Danish Oil in order to enhance the beautiful colour of the timber and create a food-safe finish. It also dries to a low-lustre sheen which is ideal for retaining the natural splendour of the wood.
Whilst it may not be in-keeping with a traditional style, worktops can also be lacquered or varnished – depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Though we do not offer varnish, lacquering is available on request.
Other treatments such as wax are available from most good home DIY retailers, but we do not recommend them as they do not protect the surface as well as Danish oil.
One of the best things about solid wood is the ease in which it can be customised to create bespoke worktops that fit perfectly into your kitchen. Whether you are looking to create a unique kitchen island, or simply require a sink or hob cut-out, our fabrication team can help.
In a traditional kitchen, consider small radius corners or an ‘ogee’ edge profile to give a detailed finish to any worktop, whilst cut-outs for Belfast sinks are also ideal for catering for this popular ceramic choice.
Using a combination of advanced CNC machinery and hand-finishing techniques, the team can design and fabricate custom worktops to suit any style of traditional kitchen.
Compared to granite and composite materials, wood can be easily worked, meaning that timber is the perfect material for wooden worktops in kitchens with a more unusual shape.
Standard worktop alterations – such as sink or hob cut-outs or cutting the worktop to size – can be placed via our Online Bespoke Worktop Tool, whilst more unique requirements can be ordered by getting in touch with our fabrication team via telephone or email.